Edi­tor’s let­ter

Australian Health Today - - Contents -

wel­come to our first is­sue of Aus­tralian Health To­day mag­a­zine. We hope you en­joy read­ing all things health and how it re­lates to you, your fam­ily and the life­style choices we make liv­ing in this great coun­try of ours. The avail­abil­ity and scope of health in­for­ma­tion in to­day’s world is vir­tu­ally al­ways at your fin­ger­tips, whether its on­line or in print form.

It’s im­por­tant to make in­formed de­ci­sions re­gard­ing your health and to keep on top of all the lat­est and cur­rent in­for­ma­tion. Our phys­i­cal and men­tal health is most im­por­tant, and we hope that you will ben­e­fit and arm your­self with the knowl­edge to keep your­self and those you care about happy, healthy and wise.

With win­ter well and truly upon us, it’s im­por­tant to stay on track with our diet and ex­er­cise to keep away those win­ter nas­ties. Honey is one of na­ture’s mir­a­cles and we have some great va­ri­eties in Aus­tralia. In our fea­ture ar­ti­cle, we look at the won­ders of honey, par­tic­u­larly the po­tent manuka va­ri­ety and its health ben­e­fits and the work be­ing done by an Aus­tralian re­search team to help our honey in­dus­try.

We chat with the dy­namic Pro­fes­sor Fiona Wood, world lead­ing burns spe­cial­ist, plas­tic and re­con­struc­tive sur­geon and for­mer Aus­tralian of the Year, and how she main­tains her health and well­be­ing while jug­gling ca­reer and fam­ily.

With di­a­betes on the rise in Aus­tralia, we fea­ture the Telethon Type 1 Fam­ily Cen­tre in West­ern Aus­tralia, the first of its kind in Aus­tralia and the sup­port it pro­vides to many fam­i­lies.

Os­teo­poro­sis par­tic­u­larly af­fects women but it can also have de­bil­i­tat­ing ef­fects on men. We look at ways to min­imise the risks to men of all ages.

The ef­fects of dig­i­tal gam­ing can leave par­ents frus­trated when it comes to their chil­dren and the ef­fect on the fam­ily. But we tend to for­get the pos­i­tive as­pects of gam­ing and a new re­port shows some sur­pris­ing re­sults.

Our sec­tion on Nu­tri­tion de­liv­ers some great tips for juic­ing, the ben­e­fits of the mediter­ranean diet and more. If you are think­ing of trav­el­ling to a warmer lo­ca­tion to avoid the cool weather, turn to our travel sec­tion for ad­vice about mos­quito-borne dis­eases and ways to stay safe on va­ca­tion.

With sec­tions for men, women, teens, ba­bies and even pets, our aim is to en­ter­tain and in­form you and your whole fam­ily. Don’t for­get to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion to win a heathy food ham­per worth $250. De­tails on page 20.

There’s a whole lot more for you in­side this first edi­tion.

Happy read­ing and let us know what you think by con­nect­ing with us on so­cial me­dia or email­ing us at info@aus­tralian­health­to­day.com.au. Yours in Health,

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